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Scorching heat cools off for short reprieve

After sweltering heat the first half of the week, people in the Gainesville area will get a cool change before week's end.

July 13, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Corps working to improve parks

Seven tent sites are expected to reopen at the popular Old Federal Park campground off Lake Lanier this month, but 18 remaining sites won't be operational until next camping season.

July 13, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Deadline to apply for school choice program coming up

Georgia House Bill 251 allows parents to pick their child's school, but the number of charter schools and programs of choice in Hall County might complicate the process.

July 13, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Fire damages home on Tommy Aaron Drive

Fire caused heavy damage to a home on Tommy Aaron Drive Wednesday evening, but the occupants and their pets evacuated safely without injuries, Gainesville Fire Chief Jon Canada said.

July 13, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Hall may create virtual charter school

Traditional classroom learning might become a thing of the past for Hall County Schools.

July 13, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Former Hall County deputy running for sheriff

Rickey Tumlin, a longtime veteran of Hall County law enforcement, is running for sheriff against two other candidates.

July 13, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Gainesville woman who was missing is found safe

A missing Gainesville woman was found safe Monday night in Spaulding County.

July 13, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


11 schools fail to meet AYP standards

Eleven area schools have not made Adequate Yearly Progress, according to preliminary results released by Hall County and Gainesville school boards this week.

July 13, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Gainesville board OKs exception to stream buffer

The Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board voted unanimously to approve an exception to the city's stream buffer mandates.

July 13, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Remains of missing man are identified

Skeletal remains found late last fall in northeastern Forsyth County have been confirmed as those of a 44-year-old man reported missing more than a decade earlier.

July 13, 2011 | BY JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


National Weather Service issues heat advisory as temperatures rise

As temperatures creep to their highest point for the summer, most should seek refuge indoors with a cool drink and plenty of air conditioning.

July 13, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Lawrenceville man drowns in lake

A Lawrenceville man drowned on Lake Lanier Tuesday while attempting to retrieve a beach ball in about 32 feet of water, officials said.

July 13, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Prayers up for stabbing victim

Fellow church members and neighbors were reeling Tuesday from the attack on Gretchan Pearce, asking for prayers for her speedy recovery.

July 12, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Residents shocked when man kills mom, stabs aunt

When Gretchan Pearce got a call from her sister-in-law Monday evening, Mary Pearce said her son was having "an episode" and she needed help at her home in the upscale Harbour Point Yacht Club neighborhood off Dawsonville Highway.

July 12, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Victims, suspect in Harbour Point shooting identified

Hall County deputies shot and killed a man they believed stabbed two women, killing one of them in a scene that ended in the street of an upscale lakeside community Monday night.

July 12, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Cost of new Sardis Road compactor site nearly doubles

A project to build a new Sardis Road compactor site is running almost 100 percent over budget, Hall County commissioners learned at a work session ...

February 20, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Funding for Spout Springs Road widening on fast track

Hall County officials are poised to begin funneling more funds from the county's special purpose local option sales tax revenues to begin phase 1 ...

February 20, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Trailer returned to Boy Scouts, 2 charged in theft from church

Two men are accused of stealing a trailer belonging to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its Boy Scouts troop. The trailer ...

February 20, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville superintendent interviews to begin in March

The head of the Gainesville City Schools Board of Education said he's not ready to say yet whether a new superintendent will be hired ...

February 20, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Lula establishments can serve liquor drinks March 1

Liquor drinks can be served in Lula starting March 1, as City Council approved a new alcoholic beverages ordinance Monday night by a 4-0 vote.

February 20, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fox News Radio host Starnes coming to Gainesville for book signing

Fox News Radio host Todd Starnes will be at Longstreet Cafe in Gainesville on March 3 for a book signing.

February 20, 2017 | | Local


WWII veteran and Memorial Day parade 'star' dies at 99

With his green Army outfit snug around his small frame, Cecil Boswell strode along Green Street every Memorial Day parade.

February 20, 2017 | By Jeff Gill and Jennifer Linn jgill@gainesvilletimes.com | jlinn@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


$100K donation to fund Braselton spray park

A new spray park is coming to Braselton thanks to a $100,000 donation from Jack Frost.

February 19, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Winery, vineyard proposed in South Hall

A winery and vineyard, including a two-story tasting room, is proposed on a 5-acre site off Conner Road, near Jim Crow Road, in South Hall.

February 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville airport could get runway, terminal upgrades

Runway and terminal upgrades at the Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport are expected to move forward when Gainesville City Council addresses funding of those projects at ...

February 19, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Plane crashes in Dawson County

February 19, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Local


Big Red family tradition is handed down over 125 years

When Isabelle Charters Embry dons her cap and gown to receive her diploma with the rest of the graduating class of 2017 at Gainesville High ...

February 19, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


A young, tireless fighter: 5-year-old East Hall boy battles rare blood disease

For young Jeremiah Nash, the waiting continues.

February 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mother fights on against deadly drug that led to son's overdose

In the two years since her son's fatal overdose, Lisa Hicks said she has not stopped fighting to strengthen laws on the drug that ...

February 19, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Protesters maintain vigil on Gainesville corner in support of immigrants

Arturo Adame held his homemade sign up high Saturday evening alone on the side of Jesse Jewell Parkway.

February 18, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


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